Flood Restoration in Granada Hills
Vip Assistance Water Damage Remediation & Mold Removal provides flood restoration services to residents throughout Granada Hills, CA and the surrounding areas. When you hire our professional team for restoration services, you can expect dependable experts who are always on time, courteous, and ethical in all that they do. We also offer 24-hour on-call emergency services if you have experienced smoke damage, drywall water damage, carpet water damage, or any type of property damage capable of negatively impacting your health. We take pride in being able to tackle large-scale projects while maintaining our owner-operated feel. Choose us for unparalleled professionalism and ease.
Flood Damage Restoration Process
Once the flood waters have begun to recede from your property, a professional clean up team like Vip Assistance Water Damage Remediation & Mold Removal will be able to begin the flood damage restoration process. There are several steps that will be followed in order to fully restore your property:
- Pump out any water and assess the damage left by the flooding.
- Safely remove and dispose of any furnishings and contents that are damaged beyond repair.
- Clean and decontaminate the building to remove any potential environmental, chemical, and/or biological contaminants left by the flood water.
- Check the building for any structural damage that could cause potential hazards either now or in the future.
- The property will be completely dried and dehumidified to ensure that no residual water remains – if left untreated, this could lead to further damage including a build-up of mold.
It’s also a good idea to have a plumber, electrician, and gas engineer check each of these services before resuming normal use. Floods have the potential to cause severe disruption to all utilities, so it’s best to be safe before continuing use.
What Constitutes Flood Damage?
Flooding is the most common type of natural disaster in the United States, and it is most widely defined as any time there is a temporary overflow of water onto land that’s normally dry. Flooding can be caused by rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water systems.
“Flood damage” as a term is more officially used in the insurance industry, especially when describing what is and isn’t covered on an insurance policy. When used in an insurance context, flood damage almost always refers to flooding caused by external water sources (as above) and not internal things such as a burst pipe or broken water heater. As part of your preparedness efforts, it’s best to talk to your insurance provider to make sure you know what qualifies as flood damage under your specific policy.
How to Deal with Flood Damage
When dealing with serious flood damage on your property, the best and safest option is always to contact professional help. Between waste contamination, possible interaction with electricity, and other hidden hazards, flood water can be dangerous and cause a lot of damage that’s both obvious and not so obvious to the human eye. Proper drying, decontamination, and dehumidification is necessary to ensure no further damage is caused to your property. If you live in an area prone to flooding, making sure you have flood insurance, in addition to homeowners insurance, can also help significantly when it comes to dealing with flood damage.
Post-Flood Damage Repair and Future Prevention
Getting your property back to its original state after a flood can be a long and difficult process, but with the help of a professional team it can be done and your home or business can be back up and running in no time.
Once the cleaning and drying part of the flood damage restoration has been completed, it might be time to look at putting measures in place to avoid flooding in the future. This can include various methods, such as the installation of new drainage systems and waterproof membranes on the floor and walls. This type of installation can be useful, although it wouldn’t necessarily help in the event of a hurricane or river flood.
After your property has been affected by flood waters, it’s important to keep an eye out for any potential long-term issues. Mold is a sign of moisture within a property, so recognizing the signs of this is important. Our mold damage section will tell you everything you need to know.
If you’ve been affected by flood damage, get in touch with BELFOR about our professional water damage cleanup and services.